Introduction: Skully the 8 Bit Organizer

  1. Do you wear glasses/sunglasses? 
  2. Do you own a desk or other solid structure on which you can place articles?
  3. Do you have pens, pencils, markers, tape, sticky notes, cutters, USB memory drives, glue, pink junior dirt bike gloves or any other miscellaneous junk you need organized?

If you answered "Yes" or "I think so" to the above 3 questions then you might want to partner up with Skully the 8 Bit Organizer for placement on your preferred "solid structure".

You can grab my 3D model here: http://www.123dapp.com/123D-3D-Model/Skull-Organizer/645137 and use the free 123D app by Autodesk here: http://www.123dapp.com/123d to mod if you like and then export to your preferred format for 3D printing; here is a sample workflow I have used  at home designing and printing with great results: https://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-workflow-for-3D-design-in-Sketchup-and-3D-pr/

Skully has been designed to print on small build platforms so any home printer will have success printing.  The placement of the parts in the 4 stl files attached produce Skully's parts even with less than perfect printer/slicer settings.

Instructions:
  1. Download my source file above (or use my pre-pressed stl files and skip to step 5)
  2. Open in your chosen 3D editor
  3. Make any changes you like to my design
  4. Export it to an stl file (or your printer's preferred format)
  5. Slice model (make G code)
  6. Print! (The source file has all pieces ready, I have also attached pre-processed stl files you can feed directly to your slicing software and should fit even tiny build platforms.)
  7. Color/outline with a sharpie (if you like)
  8. Insert neck collar into organizer base
  9. Insert neck cylinder into collar
  10. Mount head to neck cylinder
  11. Insert left and right crossbones/glasses perch 
  12. Insert nose/glasses bridge perch
  13. Fling some pens/whatever into the tray slots
  14. Find a high utility position for Skully to setup camp
  15. Enjoy watching peoples faces when they inter your office and take notice of Skully
  16. See how long it takes office visitors to give up and inquire "what in the world is that on your desk?".
My 4yr old daughter was inspiration for this 3D project and was also partially derived from our Skull Crawler project together. 

If you are thinking about getting into 3D printing at home check out some of my other Instructables complete with source files for your hacking enjoyment: https://www.instructables.com/member/megaduty/ 

If you like any of my projects please vote for me in the "Make It Real Challenge" using the vote button in the top right of the page.  Thanks a ton for your votes!

Make On!

Comments

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Michael_oz (author)2012-05-26

Any recommended fill/perimeters etc?

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megaduty (author)Michael_oz2012-05-27

I ran a 30% infill successfully.

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megaduty (author)megaduty2012-05-30

Sorry, I was mobile on that last reply. Here is a quick snap from the final ReplicatorG settings on my print:

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Kryptonite (author)2012-05-27

This look hack-a-day inspired, or is that just me?

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megaduty (author)Kryptonite2012-05-27

Ha, pretty darn close isn't it. I ran a google search for 8 bit skull's and found a lot missing their bottom jaw so I took leeway there. Here is the final model I used for Skully:

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Kryptonite (author)2012-05-27

This look hack-a-day inspired, or is that just me?

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Michael_oz (author)2012-05-26

A mate of mine is into all thing Pirate, though I doubt he gets the 8 bit bit until I explain it to him.
I'll print this out now that I seem, cross fingers, to have my Printrbot calibrated.
I'll vote if I see a Thing on Thingiverse ;)

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megaduty (author)Michael_oz2012-05-26

Awesome! Do post some pics of your print! I would love to see them!

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